31 episodes

A podcast for new cigar enthusiasts and cigar aficionados.

Simply Stogies James Giehm

    • Hobbies
    • 4.7, 13 Ratings

A podcast for new cigar enthusiasts and cigar aficionados.

    Episode 31: Zooming with Andy Yaffee of Micallef Cigars

    Episode 31: Zooming with Andy Yaffee of Micallef Cigars

    I sat down, via Zoom, with Andy Yaffe, National Sales Director for Micallef Cigars. Andy tells the story of how his cigar journey began, how he came to in the cigar industry, and the friendships he has made. Andy and I then have a frank discussion on the impact COVID-19 has had on local B&Ms, and how Micallef is making good on their promise to support brick and mortar retailers, including Micallef's new Phoenix Program fro retailers. . We also talk about the PCA, trade shows, and the industry at large. It was a great conversation! 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 30: Cigar Scanner App and Hygrometer Review

    Episode 30: Cigar Scanner App and Hygrometer Review

    This week, I quickly gives my thoughts on the PCA cancelling the 2020 trade show and how this presents the PCA with a unique opportunity for change; change for themselves, and change for the industry. I then jumps into my review of the Cigar Scanner Application and the Cigar Scanner WiFi Hygrometer and Thermometer. I discuss my experience using both their cigar tracking application and their wireless hygrometers that work with the app.
    *All equipment was purchased by me, and I am in no way affiliated with or paid by Cigar Scanner or Neptune Cigars.
    Full Cigar Scanner app review found here.
    Full Cigar Scanner WiFi Hygrometer and Thermometer found here.
    Cigar Scanner WiFi Hygrometer and Thermometer

    • 46 min
    Episode 29: Review: Casdagli Daughters of the Wind Cremello

    Episode 29: Review: Casdagli Daughters of the Wind Cremello

    Before I dive into my review of the Cremello, I discuss what reviews look like across the industry. While they're not standardized, there is room for differing viewpoints and tastes that are diverse and subjective.


    SimplyStogies.com is still looking for at least two staff writers. If you like reviewing cigars and can do a better job than I (who can't?) or if you enjoy writing and would like to write about the cigar industry, please send an email to info@simplystogies.com and let me know.


    Written review at SimplyStogies.com:  


    http://simplystogies.com/casdagli_daughters_of_the_wind_cremello/ 


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    • 34 min
    Episode 28: Micallef To Be Named Maduro Review

    Episode 28: Micallef To Be Named Maduro Review

    I discuss the impact to local B&Ms and ask you, the listener, to support local whenever you can. The impact of COVID-19 is being felt everywhere, and I like to order online as much as the next guy; however, if you can, I implore you to check with your local B&Ms and see if they're still open for business. Then I dive into my first solo review, as I give my impressions of the Micallef "To Be Named" Maduro. 
    My full review can be found here.

    • 27 min
    Episode 27: Sitting Down with Dan Thompson of Micallef Cigars

    Episode 27: Sitting Down with Dan Thompson of Micallef Cigars

    I welcome Dan Thompson, President of Micallef Cigars, to Simply Stogies Podcast. Dan and I discuss everything from how he started his cigar journey, to Micallef's open letter to the cigar industry, and where he sees Micallef in the future. Dan talks candidly about his overall vision for Micallef and the industry. Dan goes over the new Micallef Ultimate Inventory program for select retailers and discusses everything they're doing to bring content to Micallef Ambassadors during these strange times where everyone is home. Dan and Micallef have their focus right where it needs to be.








     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 26: Drunkenomics and Cigars

    Episode 26: Drunkenomics and Cigars

    James begins the show by thanking Mike Breig, our content director and lead reviewer at simplystogies.com. Due to personal reasons, Mike must permanently step away from the cigar hobby. Mike was a driving force behind simplystogies.com and helped make it what it is today. He will be sorely missed. James then welcomes Aaron from Drunkenomics podcast to discuss the global, national, and local economic impact of COVID-19. The pair discuss the importance of supporting your local B&Ms, what the post COVID-19 landscape might look like, and how it affects areas where tobacco is the primary source of income. 
     
    We are also looking for a staff writer and lead reviewer for simplystogies.com. If you're interested in one or both positions, please email info@simplystogies.com

    • 1 hr

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4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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